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    Hello!
    Juin 15, I posted a question about Gerunds and Infinitives and I don't understand why any teachers have not given a answer yet.
    Second why there is a icon that mentioned that thread is closed. Does it mean that I did not post in a right section? That section is closed?

    Thank you for your help!
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    Hello Chazelle, and welcome.


    Correction
    I posted a question about gerunds and infinitives and I don't understand why the teachers haven't yet given an answer.
    Hi! I'm studying verbs followed by gerunds or infinitive or both. I re[a]d different sites and on one in particular it was mentioned that the verb afford could be followed by both while I have learned that that verb was only followed by a infinitive.
    I can't speak for the Brits, but in (North) American English afford -ing is possible; whether it's considered Standard is another matter.

    • Everyone can afford watching online TV.
    • We cannot afford spending the whole month here.

    My second question is about the verb explain. It seems one that is followed by a gerund....is it true?
    Yes. For example,

    • I can explain swimming to you.


    Second why there is a icon that mentioned that thread is closed. Does it mean that I did not post in a right section? That section is closed?
    I don't know why that happened. If you want to know, post your question in the Support Area.

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    I would like to say a big THANK YOU! for Soup.
    You helped me and I appreciated it a lot!

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    You're most welcome.

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